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I hate Christmas

  1. Bovine Currency profile image60
    Bovine Currencyposted 7 years ago

    Christmas day makes me sick.  One day of the year and it ruins an entire month.  I hate December, it is vile.

    1. megs78 profile image61
      megs78posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      why do you hate it so much?  I find it difficult as well, but mostly because of toomuch hype to make it magical and too much money spent on too many gifts.  its more stressful than magical if you ask me.  but i still enjoy the ambiance of christmas.

      1. donotfear profile image90
        donotfearposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I agree with you on this one. That's why I dread it every year. Too much pressure to go out & buy this or that just for the sake of buying. I'd rather write a poem or make something for somebody....

    2. Black Lilly profile image61
      Black Lillyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I think December is the most beautiful month of the year, due to Christmas...why on Earth do you hate it?!

    3. tantrum profile image60
      tantrumposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I don't like Christmas either, but it doesn't make me sick. I just can't be bothered !

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        sneakorocksolidposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        You just need a present with something warm and fuzzy in it.smile

        1. tantrum profile image60
          tantrumposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          lol
          I can buy it , If I want ! lol

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            sneakorocksolidposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Ok, but how about a warm fire a view of the mountains on a snowy night and some spiced wine?

            1. tantrum profile image60
              tantrumposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              and you ? big_smile

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                sneakorocksolidposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                No you could do better than me! I'm not nearly energenic enough to deal with an excited woman!smile

                1. tantrum profile image60
                  tantrumposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  lol
                  I sure can do better, but I like the way you make me laugh !!
                  Hey sneak ! lol

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                    sneakorocksolidposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                    You're a good friend and a nice lady.smile

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      (Q)posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      It's nothing a couple of pots of decaf coffee and a bottle of Baileys won't fix.

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        sneakorocksolidposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        You two need an enima.

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          (Q)posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          You need some intelligence, even a little would help.

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            sneakorocksolidposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Whats wrong with enimas? Geeez!

    5. Rod Marsden profile image80
      Rod Marsdenposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      You are welcome to your opinion...Bah humbug! I love Christmas!



    6. mega1 profile image78
      mega1posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      try not to hate!  it will only make you sicker, and besides let the children have their fun and just go on about your day! xoxoxo  big_smile:

    7. wsp2469 profile image60
      wsp2469posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Okay, that's more of a statement and  not a question.

    8. pylos26 profile image76
      pylos26posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      you'll find that more and more smart people that experiences "thinking" for the first time are feeling that. we here in smorgusville think its an excellant time to celebrate the years harvest.

    9. starme77 profile image86
      starme77posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I love Christmas. Though it's really not for the whole Jesus B-Day thing , but more for the stores to liquidate their end of the year inventory , I try not to buy much , but still have a fun time decorating up and use it as a good excuse to just have plain old fun smile

    10. Valerie F profile image61
      Valerie Fposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Too much candy and egg nog will make anyone sick. Too much stress and blinkey lights can give anyone a headache.

      But none of that is what Christmas means anyway, so I'm fine with Christmas. And December's great for skiing on fresh powder.

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      sandra rinckposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Forget about it!  Have a drink on me.  big_smile

    12. starme77 profile image86
      starme77posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Aw come on lighten up , have some fun , it will do ya good , try to enjoy , smile , let loose a bit , December is a nice time of year to do that

    13. chigoiyke profile image60
      chigoiykeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Because you have not lightened it up. I got articles on dream places to visit for a memorable christmas
      hit me

    14. mythbuster profile image85
      mythbusterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      An awful lot of people feel this way...but are too backwards to admit it, in my opinion.

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      A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      <snipped - no personal attacks in the forums>

  2. Pearldiver profile image85
    Pearldiverposted 7 years ago

    You are welcome to join me for a festive steak bbq mate. Bring your eye fillet and a Santa's helper Elf Suit. lol

  3. Uninvited Writer profile image83
    Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago

    Well, I love Christmas. Even when I'm spending it alone. There is something about Christmas that makes me feel peaceful and good about the world, at least for a day.

    1. AEvans profile image69
      AEvansposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Me too! smile

      1. Presigo profile image59
        Presigoposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I am with you, I adore Christmas. People slow down a bit and say hello !! The feeling that comes this time of year is wonderful

    2. Rod Marsden profile image80
      Rod Marsdenposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Your answer sounds good to me.


      1. Lisa HW profile image83
        Lisa HWposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Maybe you get to love it because you live in Canada.  If my family weren't here (Massachusetts) I'd move to Canada tomorrow.

    3. Daniel Carter profile image91
      Daniel Carterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I'm with you, UW. I've had a few Christmases that were extremely depressing, but that's to be expected. Life happens. But overall, taken in the mindset intended, it can be a great time of year, even without the hype and commercialism--or even religion.

      Spreading goodwill, kindness and showering people with even the smallest gifts, whether tangible or intangible is not such a bad thing.

    4. Lita C. Malicdem profile image60
      Lita C. Malicdemposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I love Christmas, too. Just think of Christmas as the birthday anniversary of Jesus, our Lord and Savior, who makes all our days great even if there are ups and downs to it. Christmas is our one day chance to serve Him by doing good to others.

      In the sermon our parish priest gave this 1st day of our "Misa de Gallo" this morning, he particularly mentioned that Bangladeshis regard Christmas their time to give gifts to the deserving and even to say "thank you".(That is, they thank the Lord for this chance to love others).

      Now I will love Christmas even more for this new-found knowledge.

  4. lorlie6 profile image85
    lorlie6posted 7 years ago

    Though I'm not a Christian, I love the color and lights of the season.  I try to avoid the commercialism, but it is hard to ignore.  There's just something about this time of year that I love.

    1. livelonger profile image88
      livelongerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I'm not a Christian either but people are generally in a good mood around the season, so I certainly enjoy it as well.
      A couple of days ago, the subway system broke down and everyone had to pack into a crowded bus. A girl next to me pulled a ukulele out of her backpack and sang a few carols. It was cute. smile

      1. lorlie6 profile image85
        lorlie6posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Nice!

  5. Richieb799 profile image64
    Richieb799posted 7 years ago

    I hate the constant adverts, 'why not try {insert product} this christmas', 'make sure you have {insert product} this christmas' and you can have {insert product} in time for christmas' LOL

    1. tantrum profile image60
      tantrumposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      lol
      Hate it!

      1. Richieb799 profile image64
        Richieb799posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        They should alternate a bit, they have no variety, they could use the words 'holiday season', 'festive period' or they could make a new one big_smile

        1. tantrum profile image60
          tantrumposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Or  do nothing of that nonsense at all ! lol

  6. Gregg Biancci profile image80
    Gregg Biancciposted 7 years ago

    I choose not to give Christmas the attention it so voraciously desires, I ignore it like I do most stolen Christian holidays.

    1. tantrum profile image60
      tantrumposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Not to steal, is one of the Commandments

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      sneakorocksolidposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Gregg are those real muscles or lick-um-ons?

  7. MauKat profile image61
    MauKatposted 7 years ago

    Christmas is what you make of it.
    I am Christian so I focus on church and the Bible.
    My sister is a Pagan, (we are a mixed family!) and she focuses on the winter solstice.
    We don't focus on buying things.
    Turn off the TV and you won't be bothered by the ads.
    Smile at someone and it will brighten your day.

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    lynnechandlerposted 7 years ago

    This made me feel better about it. Enjoy!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=AU … ads=0#t=14

  9. Jewels profile image81
    Jewelsposted 7 years ago

    I haven't done a commercial Christmas in 10 years. Avoid the shops like the plague.  Saved a fortune and haven't missed a thing.

    1. Rod Marsden profile image80
      Rod Marsdenposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      The commercial side of Christmas is pretty bad. Yes, avoid the shopping frenzy. As you say you don't miss much by doing so. Family, on the other hand, is what the silly season for me is all about.


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    lyricsingrayposted 7 years ago

    Truthfully I hate everything bout it.  But I don't dwell on it, just let it pass on by and stay indoors doing what I enjoy.

    Christmas for me is a Tuesday in any given week

    1. yoshi97 profile image88
      yoshi97posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      but ... but ... Christmas is an excuse to buy your stuff lots of goodies with no guilt attached!

      I do it every year. I make up a list of friends, buy myself some really cool stuff, then say my imaginary friends bought it for me ... works like a charm. wink

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        lyricsingrayposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        lol lol lol

    2. Gregg Biancci profile image80
      Gregg Biancciposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Hey now, no need to tarnish Tuesday!

      1. wyanjen profile image89
        wyanjenposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I prefer to keep my Tuesday celebrations quiet and personal. I almost never decorate.

        1. sannyasinman profile image59
          sannyasinmanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Yes, I agree, Tuesday is really special. I usually stay up late on a Monday night in anticipation of Tuesday coming, and then get up early Tuesday morning so as to not miss a minute of it smile
          Forget about Christmas and long-live Tuesdays.

    3. Stimp profile image79
      Stimpposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Wow, I thought I was the Grinch.  Here's my take on christmas....this holiday has gotten to be about overindulging children into believing that it's a huge day for them to get whatever they want without showing any respect, grace, or tact.  Come on....I don't have children, will never have children except for my fiance's two from a previous relationship....and it seems this day has turned into a marathon of shopping and indulging and indulging and shopping for them.  It sickens me....but then again, I'm having a bad fkn day.  There I said it....it's a children's holiday....I don't have children, therefore the meaning of it is lost on me.  It meant something when I was around my family now I'm giving myself up for everyone else.  Kim, can I come to your home.  I think we'd have fun drinking nog and doggin' on people.

      1. pylos26 profile image76
        pylos26posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I trust the lucky one does not do hubpages.

        1. Stimp profile image79
          Stimpposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          That's right lol

      2. drej2522 profile image87
        drej2522posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        wow, stimp...wow. smile I got nothing else to say here! big_smile

        1. Stimp profile image79
          Stimpposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Like I said....bad day in Stimp-land.

          would make a good "Roommate Rant" wouldn't it.

          1. drej2522 profile image87
            drej2522posted 7 years ago in reply to this

            haha...yes...the Stimp rant

            1. Stimp profile image79
              Stimpposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              And I sugar coated it....

      3. wyanjen profile image89
        wyanjenposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Agreed.

        Still, we need to keep quiet about our scrooginess. We might lose our year-end time off if the powers-that-be realize we just don't give a damn about it.

        (ahem) Ho ho ho & whatnot, happy holidays & I'll see you guys back at work when Christmas vacation is over.  smile

  11. drej2522 profile image87
    drej2522posted 7 years ago

    hahaha Stimp...

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    cathinfranceposted 7 years ago

    I find it's a good celebration in a dark winter - lights, good food, good humour, drink, friends. I guess it's what you make it.

    1. Lisa HW profile image83
      Lisa HWposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I have to admit this year I'd like to "make it" go away.    lol

  13. habee profile image90
    habeeposted 7 years ago

    I LOVE Christmas! Everyone's off from work, and it's a great opportunity to spend time with family and friends. My house is all decorated, so it always looks wonderful at this time of year.

    Because I have young grandchildren, Christmas Eve is my favorite day of the year. We read the Bible story from Luke, open gifts, laugh, eat together, and go out and search the skies for Rudoph's red nose. Everyone is always happy and in a festive mood.

    1. Rod Marsden profile image80
      Rod Marsdenposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I am an uncle so I love Christmas because it helps me to connect with my nieces and nephew.

  14. The Rope profile image60
    The Ropeposted 7 years ago

    Christmas is a reflection of each person's state of mind.  Ummmm, rather makes you think doesn't it?

    1. Bovine Currency profile image60
      Bovine Currencyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Christmas is a reflection of each person's mind?

      Makes me think, indeed.  Makes me think, what the hell are you talking about?

    2. Lisa HW profile image83
      Lisa HWposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      There's not a lot of thinking about it involved.  There are people who have had normal lives that have had a "normal" amount of the usual kind of troubles (even the big ones and the "normal" kind of loss and grief); but then there are people who have lives that are so full of unrelenting crap and and who may live under so much oppression for so long it pretty much beats the Christmas out of them.

      bojangles, I don't think it's an "artificial sense of giving and compassion" for most people.  I just think it's the faking being happy thing that irks a lot of people.

  15. efeguy profile image60
    efeguyposted 7 years ago

    there is nothing special about Christmas,is just like other days.i don't celebrate it.my personal decision.

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      sneakorocksolidposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Would you celebrate if you got a new inflatable lover?

  16. Dim Flaxenwick profile image59
    Dim Flaxenwickposted 7 years ago

    poor you, dear Bovine. You should get on well with my brother. He hates xmas because it interfers with his football and he sees all these amateur drinkers get in the way of the proffessionals, like him,. Last time I spoke to him he was about to play a game with his dog called'let's destroy thexmas tree and blame it on the cat  !!!' I love his bah humbug attitude,. Hope you enjoy a day off work or something. Cheers !

    1. tantrum profile image60
      tantrumposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      You are so DIM !

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        sandra rinckposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Tantrum, you have to change your avatar... you makin' me jealous. smile

      2. Dim Flaxenwick profile image59
        Dim Flaxenwickposted 7 years ago in reply to this

           Surprised you feel that way about me. How can someone who writes such beautiful poetry not also hav a sense of humour.?

  17. thevoice profile image60
    thevoiceposted 7 years ago

    Christmas is not just christ birth yet the birth of all human children of God Jesus the holy spirit world wide. New world birth life is the god truth of Jesus why Jesus died why humanity has gone to hell. the holy human return of God birth right to all humanity

  18. bojanglesk8 profile image61
    bojanglesk8posted 7 years ago

    I am sick of corny lights and music and an artificial sense of giving and compassion. Everyone's so damn fake and thoughtless.

    1. Valerie F profile image61
      Valerie Fposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Everyone? That seems like a broad, blanket, and judgmental generalization.

  19. torimari profile image79
    torimariposted 7 years ago

    I love Christmas. Hell, even as a godless person I enjoy going to Christmas Eve mass with my family...the ambiance is magical.

    I love the family, food, and gifts, psh. Christmas is amazing. tongue

    1. matthewchomba profile image79
      matthewchombaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I pray all Godless people would be like you. Where I live Godless people have misunderstood Christmas. Instead of sharing gifts and loving each other, they spend Christmas eve drinking alcohol, taking drags and being involved in illicit sex.

      1. Lisa HW profile image83
        Lisa HWposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Did I miss something about Christmas?  After more than 50 Christmases in my life, with any different combination of family members, I have to say I've never witnessed, or participated in, the particular combination of things mentioned here.  Christmas Eve, for a lot of people, is  about things like baking cranberry bread, having friends come by, and generally have a nice, peaceful, evening.

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          Justine76posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          you dont live far enough north smile

          1. Lisa HW profile image83
            Lisa HWposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Oh - are people who live far enough North going wild on Christmas?   lol

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              Justine76posted 7 years ago in reply to this

              alot of the people i know....

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              bloodnlatexposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              I live in far enough north for it to be like 3 degrees today, and every Christmas the local Polar Bear club jumps in the lake!

              1. prettydarkhorse profile image63
                prettydarkhorseposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                LOL

                I love Christmas,

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                Justine76posted 7 years ago in reply to this

                that is crazy!!

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    AdviceDoctorposted 7 years ago

    You're obviously an optimistic man.

  21. Sybil Marie profile image79
    Sybil Marieposted 7 years ago

    I don't know I kind of like the corniness. Even though the historical Jesus was born no where near December, and most of the stuff we do has really little to do with him , tree, log etc. I really enjoy the holiday. I love having the tree with colored lights, and Christmas music. It really does seem people are friendlier.
    Money is tight, I fell at work with one of my kids and am out of work because of an injured Knee, but it's not about gifts, more about gratitude and family for me.

  22. Cleanclover profile image57
    Cleancloverposted 7 years ago

    I dont dislike christmas but winters. I just don't like cold weather.

    1. Lisa HW profile image83
      Lisa HWposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I think the crummy mood comes with the cold weather, and Christmas sometimes just gets blamed for the rotten, cold-weather, mood.

      I wonder if any Australian Hubbers know whether there are lower rates of holiday depression for people there, rather than, say, in the Northern U.S.

  23. DogSiDaed profile image60
    DogSiDaedposted 7 years ago

    Christmas is my only day off in preparation for January exams, so I'm grateful for it! XD

  24. DevinG profile image62
    DevinGposted 7 years ago

    Bah humbug!

    Christmas is okay. Gives an excuse for winter break when in school smile

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    janedoe22posted 7 years ago

    Alot of people are depressed around Christmas, its almost normal check out the video

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DRW6insEjhE

 
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